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MetroCross MetroCross - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

MetroCross - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Run through what looks like a shopping mall. Jump over barrels, barriers and other obstacles. Collecting cola cans awards bonus points and running over grey carpeted areas slows you down.

MetroCross was produced by Namco in 1985.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period MetroCross was produced include: Tower Of Druaga, The, TX-1, Super Xevious, Shoot Away, Grobda, Alien Sector, Baraduke, Dig Dug II, Motos, and Sky Kid


Name MetroCross
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8683
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Namco Galaga
Game Specific MetroCross Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

MetroCross Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

MetroCross KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.43 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.60

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

The games sideart shows the runner in his orangeyellow suit with angry red soda cans chasing after him.


Licensed to Kitkorp for U.S. distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op MetroCross Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,514 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,994 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 18 known instances of this machine owned by MetroCross collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 15 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra MetroCross circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a MetroCross circuit board set.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The game uses a 6809 microprocessor, a 63701 microprocessor, and a Namco 8channel waveform PSG for sounds.


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Conversion

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